Construction Inspectors monitor materials, workmanship, and building codes that are critical to a building’s structure. A Construction inspector is responsible for examining buildings to make sure that they conform within building code. Building codes tend to change frequently so inspectors spend a great deal of time keeping up on the latest additions, alterations and removals to the building code to be able to judge buildings to proper standard.
|Length||5 periods of 1200 hours|
|Starting wage||Apprentice $21.49/55% of the 2013|
Journeymen wage of $39.06 per hour
|Benefits for Apprentices||Medical, dental and vision care for worker and|
dependants after 360 hours worked (initial eligibility)
/$1.60 per hour for paid time off from date of hire.
|Education prerequisites||High School Graduation or GED/Equivalent|
|Physical requirements||Must be physically able to perform the|
work of the trade
|Additional requirements||Valid California Driver’s License|
Applicant must pass a drug test
Strong written and verbal communication skills
|Written or oral entry exams||Yes oral and written exams|
|Subjects studied by Apprentices||California & International Building Codes for:|
Prestressed & Post-Tension Concrete
Structural Steel & Bolting
Construction Plan Reading
Contact: Northern California Construction Inspector J.A.C. 1620 South Loop Alameda, CA 94502 Joanie Thornton Apprenticeship Administrator.
Applications: Attend a mandatory one-hour informational orientation outlining the Construction, Inspector educational program, and the apprenticeship application process. Monthly orientations are available – construction inspection apprenticeship
How do new apprentices get their first job? Applicants are placed on a list. When new apprentices are needed, applicants are taken from the top of the list or receive “direct entry” if a selected graduate of an approved pre-apprenticeship program.
Additional information: Northern California Construction Inspector.